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Madrid striker Diaz tests positive for COVID-19

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...Trump’s National Security Adviser also

REAL Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19, casting doubts on his participation in their Champions League tie at Manchester City on August 8.

  Real said tests were conducted on the squad yesterday and that though Diaz was in “perfect health”, he would be self-isolating at home.

  Real, who trail City 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie before the competition was suspended in March because of the pandemic, are set to play the Premier League side in the second leg on August 8 at the Etihad.

  “After the COVID-19 tests carried out individually on our first-team yesterday by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Mariano has given a positive result. The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home,” the Spanish club announced in a statement.

  Similarly, United States’ President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for COVID-19, White House announced yesterday. 

  According to a White House statement, O’Brien who heads the National Security Council was reported to has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site. There is no risk of exposure to the President or the Vice President. 

  “The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted. O’Brien, who is 54, is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration known to have been infected with the coronavirus. I haven’t seen him lately,” the statement added.

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